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  1. New Analysis Confirms Hormone Therapy Won't Prevent Disease After Menopause

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- No good evidence supports using hormone replacement therapy after menopause to prevent heart disease or other chronic ills, but short-term use for hot flashes should be an option. That's the conclusion of the latest analysis of the

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  2. Stressful Middle Age & Alzheimer's Risk in Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deal with a lot of day-to-day stressors in middle-age may have a somewhat higher risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life, a new study suggests. The findings, published online Sept. 30 in BMJ Open, do not prove that y

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  3. Nearly 60% of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence. Researchers estimate that 5

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  4. Most Breast Cancer Deaths Occur in Younger, Unscreened Women: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New breast cancer research reveals a significant death rate among women under 50 who forgo regular mammograms and casts doubt on recent screening guidelines from a U.S. panel of experts. The findings support the merit of regul

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  5. Most Women Don't Understand Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Most women do not have an accurate idea of their personal risk of breast cancer, according to a new survey that polled more than 9,000 women. "Only 9.4 percent of the women surveyed were accurately able to tell you their li

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  6. Women Smokers and Risk of Lethal Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women who smoke face similar stroke risks, but female smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and less common type of stroke, according to a new study. Researchers examined data from more than 80 international

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  7. Childhood Abuse & Later Thyroid Problems for Women

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffered physical abuse during childhood are at increased risk for thyroid problems, according to a new study. "We found a significant association with thyroid disorders for women who were abused during childhood," lead

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  8. Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater ov

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  9. Chemicals in Cosmetics Tied to Thyroid Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals used to make a wide range of consumer products can cause changes in thyroid function, according to a new study. People have widespread exposure to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are us

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  10. Sharp Rise in Drug Overdoses Among U.S. Women: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other drugs among U.S. women quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, federal officials reported Tuesday. Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is incr

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